Con to the question "Is the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) Good for America?"
“It’s a sad day for the American people. It’s a huge tax increase, a cut in senior benefits and absolutely nothing to change the spiraling costs of health care…
Certainly we need to make sure that all Americans have access to affordable health care. Affordable meaning drive down the costs of health care. Access being a combination of a federal and state understanding that you’re going to have to allow people into pools regardless of their age or pre-existing conditions but that’s not a disagreement among the American people, it’s not a disagreement among Members of Congress, the problem we have is without really attacking those underlying problems, we’ve simply created new bureaucracy and huge new taxes at a time when American can’t afford that."
Press release, "It's a Sad Day for the American People," issa.house.gov, Mar. 21, 2010
Experts Individuals with MDs, DOs, PhDs, JDs or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to health care; top-level federal government officials significantly involved in health care and related issues. [Note: Experts definition varies by site.]
Involvement and Affiliations:
United States Representative (R-CA), Jan. 3, 2001-present
Ranking Member, United States House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform
Member, United States House Committee on the Judiciary
Former Member, United States House Permanent Select Committee
Former Member, United States House Foreign Affairs Committee
Former Member, United States House Energy and Commerce Committee
Former Member, United States House Small Business Committee